[OS X TeX] New experimental TeXLive i-Package

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Fri Oct 27 15:06:43 EDT 2006

A new TeXLive i-Package is now available In the *experimental* i- 
Directory. This is the first release of what is to become the  
replacement of the TeX i-Package.

The i-Package installs by default in
and it is completely separated from the old i-Package. Both can live  
on a system concurrently. Switching between both on the command line  
can be done by rerunning the configure phase of each and selecting  
CLI activation.

The existing add-ons (CM-Super, ConTeXt Updater, MusixTeX etc) still  
install by default in the TeX i-Package location (/usr/local/teTeX).  
This will change in the future, with some additional support from i- 
Installer for handling multiple possible preferred install locations.  
If you want to add these to the TeXLive setup, please use /usr/local/ 
TeXLive/texmf.pkgs as install location.

Note that if you have a personal configuration in ~/Library/texmf it  
is unlikely to work entirely with the TL-setup. Especially  
hyphenation patterns will probably not work because the names in  
teTeX differ from those in TeX Live.

The total installed size of the main texmf tree + the gwtex texmf  
tree has grown from 295MB to 357MB.

The plan to fragment the i-Package so its inside chunks correspond  
with TeX Live packages (tpm's) has not been effected yet. Hence,  
currently, there are only a few inside chunks, some of which are  
quite large. As is, the setup is comparable to the former TeX i-Package.

Release notes:

• Initial experimental release.
• Based on TeX Live revision 2372 (2006/10/25 21:00)
• XeTeX is included but currently not available on ppc, only on intel

I welcome reports.

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